Can I use Bamboo Sheets with my Earthing Underlay?
We’ve found that bamboo viscose sheets are not as effective or as strong for grounding as cotton sheets.
However, bamboo lyocell blend sheets are fine for earthing.
To keep it simple, we suggest 100% Cotton sheets. 100% Cotton Flannelette, Linen, Silk, Lyocell / Tencel, or Wool are all good.
Avoid polyester blend and bamboo (Viscose) as they do not earth as well. Synthetic and semi-synthetic sheets don’t hold moisture as well as cotton.
Moisture in the fabric is required because it creates tiny conductive channels for the earth’s free electrons to travel through. This moisture comes from the humidity in the air, and from our body (which always gives off some moisture even without perspiring).
Natural fibre fabric like cotton hold moisture. This is good for earthing.
A bit more about Bamboo Fabric
While bamboo fabric uses cellulose from bamboo which is natural, it is turned into fabric fibres usually via a ‘viscose’ making process. Most Bamboo fabric will be Bamboo Viscose, unless labelled Bamboo Lyocell. The Lyocell fibre process is more expensive and uses more organic materials to make the fabric.
Earthing Underlay Design – when you lie on your earthing underlay or earthing inner pillowcase, the fabric layers are compacted and the slightest of body moisture or humidity creates conductive channels for the earth’s free electrons to travel through. The same applies to any bedclothes you wear – natural fibre cotton is better for earthing than synthetic clothing.
Each layer of fabric and its thickness will also decrease the earthing strength a little, and moisture in the fabric helps balance this out by increasing the conductive earthing strength for free electrons to conduct through the fabric.
So recapping you may still earth through a Bamboo sheet, but probably not as strongly as through a pure cotton sheet. Some people may be happy with a milder earthing experience.